How to Plan a Wedding Menu That Your Guests Will Talk About for Months
Anyone who’s attended a wedding can rattle off the typical reception menu: humdrum filet, lackluster salmon, uninspired chicken. (So. Much. Chicken.) There’s nothing wrong with these menus, of course. It’s free food, and you’re gathered to celebrate love, but what if your big day could be complemented by a drool-worthy spread as fantastic as the rest of your nuptials?
Cescaphe Event Group recognizes that your reception menu is an ideal opportunity to wow guests and make memories, which is why they offer an elaborate three-course menu at all of their venues. The couple can select from over thirty different salad and sorbet combinations and over seventy different gourmet entrées. With all of the choices, Joe Volpe, founder and CEO of Cescaphe Event Group, explains that the third pick should be an adventurous dish for your favorite foodies.
“Definitely suggest something outside of the box — something your guests might not get at home or even at a restaurant,” seconds Event Coordinator Dawn Mullan, “Your third option is really a showstopper on that menu, I would go with a veal chop or rack of lamb.” At Cescaphe you can choose from several different veal chop and rack of lamb options.
There are plenty of other spectacular dishes available by the gastronomy gurus, including new seasonal offerings: a Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad, Mako Shark, and Flounder Tournaise. They have also put more seasonal twists on classics entrée items like filet and Chilean sea bass. “If we don’t have anything to wow, we’re just like everyone else,” says Executive Chef Joseph LaPorte.
Orders are taken tableside, and the practiced staff of servers and chefs is more than equipped to accommodate special meal requests such as vegan, kosher, kosher-style, South Asian fusion, vegetarian, gluten-free and children’s meals.
After dinner, go beyond the traditional wedding cake by offering guests restaurant-worthy desserts courtesy of the team’s skilled pastry chefs. Treats include baked Alaska, chocolate cake, cheesecake, pineapple mousse tart, panna cotta and macarons in a variety of flavors. The lineup is sure to please plenty of palates.
Nowadays, folks are more excited about food than ever. Rather than play it safe on your wedding day, feed your guests a meal they’ll gush over for ages.
For more information about planning the spread for your nuptials, visit Cescaphe Event Group here.This is a paid partnership between Cescaphe and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio